|I don't understand the practice of retail stores employing people to stand on street corners holding signs that advertise the store's sale and clearance events. My confusion is twofold: (1) Why can't stores use traditional advertising techniques, like, oh I don't know, real signs, and (2) what kind of person accepts a job opportunity that entails holding a sign?
I realize that the purpose of the temporary signs is to advertise a temporary event, so a traditional permanent sign would be no good. Then why don't they just hammer a stake into the ground and hang a sign on it? Is there some law against that? Don't people do the same thing when they have garage/yard sales? The idea of hiring a person to stand there and hold a sign is just ridiculous.
And as for the type of person that might accept that job opportunity, I realize not everyone has the same expectations from and qualifications for a job as I do. Not everyone is interested in health insurance and a 401k, and not everyone has a clean legal record. But still, it seems like there are about 100 jobs I would take before I even considered the idea of standing around and holding a sign. That's just me. #business